Definition of hellion
: a troublesome or mischievous person
Examples of hellion in a Sentence
My children can act like little hellions when they're bored.
the little hellions were tearing through the house squirting their water pistols
Recent Examples of hellion from the Web
And son Franklin Graham, a cigarette-smoking hellion during his teen years, delighted the crowd with anecdotes about the lengths his mother would go to get him out of bed in the morning.
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Origin and Etymology of hellion
probably alteration (influenced by hell) of hallion scamp
First Known Use: 1787See Words from the same year
HELLION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hellion for English Language Learners
: a person (especially a child) who behaves badly
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